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Karel Paborsky48 posts since 25 Nov 2003
Hello. I saw a link on BBC News 24 from a piece on migration to Australia to the weather. It was just before 9pm, I think. He started off by saying that he doesn't think there will be many weathermen wanting to go to Australia at the moment as the winds are going the wrong way. I would be very greatful if someone could either tell me who was the person doing the weather or what he actually meant by that and where I could find out more.

Thank you for your time, KP.
Stuart7,279 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Not sure who it was who made the statement as I didn't see it, but they were obviously trying to be funny. Confused

In the northern hemisphere weather systems move west-to-east, with winds turning in an anti-clockwise direction. In the southern hemisphere winds turn in a clockwise direction - hence giving the impression that they are "going the wrong way" if you are used to seeing weather systems in the northern hemisphere.

Not sure why this is - my A-Level Geography is alittle rusty now Confused
Inspector Sands13,825 posts since 25 Aug 2004
StuartPlymouth posted:
In the northern hemisphere weather systems move west-to-east, with winds turning in an anti-clockwise direction. In the southern hemisphere winds turn in a clockwise direction -


And this is the reason why the poorer parts of cities (such as London and Glasgow and many other cities) are in the east whereas the richer parts are in the west..... the prevailing winds blew all the smoke from chimnies towards the east